We all have guilty pleasures, but one is hardest to admit: our affection for serial killers. We don't "like" people who murder for pleasure, but we're fascinated by their cunning, their secrecy and their icy genius. We yearn to unlock their private traumas and tortured pasts. We are mesmerized by their elaborate cruelty. Like car accidents, serial killers are horrifying and awful, but we rubberneck all the same. Here's a list of greatest TV serial killers.
Hannibal Lecter - "Hannibal"
Dexter Morgan – “Dexter”
Surely everyone knows this forensic blood spatter analyst slash vigilante…hero? While not solving crimes, Dexter dispatches those who have eluded the justice system, in an effort to keep his dark passenger at bay. Known to the public as “the Bay Harbor Butcher,” Dexter takes top honors because of his strict code of ethics: he only takes action once he has irrefutable evidence. Most of the time.
Earl Bulford – “Criminal Minds”
Danny Jennings – “House M.D.”
The Miniature Killer – “CSI”
The Carver – “Nip/Tuck”
This masked, Prada-wearing serial rapist follows the mantra that “beauty is a curse on the world.” He is always sure to disfigure his victims by carving a smile on their faces, and he comes to pursue the surgeons that try to fix his work. The Carver turns out to be a brother and sister team that shares a serious hate-on for unnecessary plastic surgery.